If you are a Grubhub delivery driver, you are likely used to having to enter different premises to pick up and drop off orders. You might have to enter restaurants, stores, supermarkets, and even customer homes to fulfil your orders. Although doing so might seem safe in most circumstances, you might have encountered a number of hazards that could have contributed to incidents. Specifically, Grubhub drivers are often at risk of suffering slip/trip fall accidents, falling object incidents, and dog bites, for example.
If you are a Grubhub delivery partner that suffered a personal injury accident while picking up or dropping off an order, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance immediately. You should speak to a lawyer to learn more about your rights after being harmed in an accident. If you would like to discuss your current situation with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we are dedicated to providing all victims with the appropriate legal representation. If you are interested in learning more about our right to file a personal injury claim after suffering an incident while picking up or dropping off a GRubhub order, do not hesitate to contact our experts today. Our lawyers are experienced and ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to hold the liable party/entity accountable for the harm that you suffered.
Grubhub is one of the most well-known on-demand delivery services. Grubhub was founded in 2004 in Chicago. It has quickly become one of the most popular food ordering and delivery marketplace in the country – allowing people to order a variety of items online for almost instant delivery. As of 2019, Grubhub is available in over 3,200 cities. Besides being convenient for those looking to place order, Grubhub is also convenient for delivery drivers looking for an extra source of income. However, the search for income often comes with a significant risk of suffering harm while picking up or dropping off orders.
The Types of Incidents
Although picking up and dropping off orders is a relatively simple task, Grubhub drivers are often at risk of suffering incidents while at supermarkets, restaurants, stores, and customer homes. Some of the accidents that Grubhub delivery partners could experience could include the following:
Dog bites: when dropping off orders at customer homes, delivery drivers often encounter dogs. Although dogs are the most common pets, they are still animals with instincts that could put unsuspecting delivery drivers in danger. A dog can quickly become aggressive and bite delivery drivers, resulting in a number of injuries.
Falling objects: ceiling fans, light fixtures, shelving (and products on shelving units) can become hazardous if they are broken or not installed/placed correctly. These hazards could fall onto delivery drivers as they are walking by or simply standing waiting to pick up or drop off their orders. Falling objects typically result in serious injuries.
- Slip and falls: wet floors, slippery surfaces, spilled/leaking products, refrigerator/A.C. leaks, and many other hazards could lead to delivery drivers slipping while on restaurant, store, supermarket, or customer property. Slip and fall accidents can result in many injuries.
- Trip and falls: broken concrete, uneven walkways, misplaced mats, exposed wiring, missing tiles, and debris on walkways among other hazards can contribute to trip and fall accidents. A deliver driver can trip and fall on the premises of a customer home, supermarket, or restaurant, for example, and suffer injuries.
Depending on the details surrounding the incident suffered, a number of injuries are possible. For example, dog bite incidents could result in torn skin, nerve damage, muscle damage, ligament damage; serious dog bites could also result in loss of mobility/function of the affected limb as well as permanent scarring. The other types of incidents could potentially result in head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, hip/pelvic injuries, and spinal cord injuries for example.
Regardless of the specific type of incident and harm suffered, your incident could have been prevented if the appropriate party would have exercised the necessary care.
About Liability in Grubhub Delivery Driver Incidents
Who is liable for the harm that you suffered in a Grubhub deliver accident while you were picking up or dropping off an order? The answer to this question depends on the specific details surrounding your incident. For example, if you suffer a trip and fall accident, slip and fall accident, or falling object at a store, supermarket, restaurant, or customer home, the property owner could be liable for the harm that you suffer. This is based on premise liability. In other words, property owners have the duty to ensure that their premises are free of any hazards that could potentially harm the visitors that enter their premises. Failing to address hazards could result to incidents and injuries to innocent parties – this means that property owners could be held accountable.
What about liability in dog bite incidents? If you are a Grubhub driver and you suffer a dog bite while dropping off an order, for example, the dog owner could likely face liability. In California, specifically, strict liability applies. In other words, dog owners are strictly liable for the harm resulting from dog bites. Dog owners are likely to be liable given that the dog bite occurred while the victim (the delivery driver) was in a public place or lawfully in a private place (such as a customer home).
To learn more about liability in Grubhub delivery worker personal injury accidents, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you might need to pursue a personal injury claim against the party/entity liable for the harm that you suffered.
Your Right to Sue and Recover Monetary Compensation
Could you sue and recover monetary compensation for the harm suffered? Your right to sue will be based on whether you can establish liability (as mentioned above). If you have the right to sue – and your claim reaches a successful outcome – you could be compensated for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered.
How much compensation could you be eligible to receive? What type of compensation could you be eligible to recover? The type and amount of compensation that you could receive will always depend on the details surrounding your claim. Although every claim is different, you could be eligible to recover some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses – for the costs associated with treating your injury, including long-term care, medications, surgical procedures, etc.
- Lost earnings – for the wages that you lost (and will continue to lose) because of the accident and the harm suffered
- Pain and suffering – for the mental and emotional distress suffered as a result of the incident and harm suffered (including depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.)
- Property damage – for the losses associated with damaged property resulting from the incident
- Loss of consortium – for the lost ability to have a normal, family relationship with the victim because of the harm suffered in the accident
- Funeral and burial costs – for the expenses associated with death services (only awarded if the victim loses his or her life as a result of the incident)
- Punitive damages – awarded as punishment towards the defendant
For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover if your claim reaches a successful outcome, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. If you would like to learn more about the compensation that you might be eligible to recover, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Consider Following These Steps
If you or a member of your family suffered a personal injury accident at a store, restaurant, supermarket, or customer home during a routine Grubhub delivery, you should consider the following recommendations:
- Get medical care as soon as possible
- Take photos of visible physical injuries
- Take photos of the hazard that resulted in the incident
- Look for and take note of any surveillance cameras that could have captured the incident
- Make a written incident report (and request a copy of the report)
- Take note of the names and contact information of the relevant managers or property owners
- Collect insurance information
- Speak to any witnesses present and collect their contact information
- Contact Grubhub support to report the incident
- Gather all documents related to your incident (including medical records, earning records, etc.)
- Seek legal assistance with our personal injury lawyers
Without a doubt, it could be difficult to act accordingly after being harmed in a personal injury accident. If you suffered a personal injury accident while picking up or dropping off a Grubhub order, you should follow the points listed above. By doing so, you are essentially preparing to pursue a claim against the party or entity liable for the harm that you suffered. For more information, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience.
File Your Claim Promptly
Although you might have grounds to sue a property owner for the harm that you suffered, failing to pursue your claim within the appropriate length of time could result in losing the right to sue. This is because all claims are subject to strict deadlines established by a statute of limitations. If claimants do not file their claims within the time allowed by the applicable statute of limitations, they will lose the right to take any legal action. What deadline applies to your claim? In general, personal injury claims filed in the state of California are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to file their claims. As previously mentioned, failing to file within the deadline will result in losing the right to sue. However, it is important to note that certain exceptions could apply, meaning that the applicable deadline could be tolled. Exceptions to the statute of limitations are typically associated with specific details surrounding the claim. If you would like to learn more about the total length of time that you have to pursue your claim, do not hesitate to contact our experts at your earliest convenience.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Grubhub drivers, and delivery drivers in general, typically are unaware of their rights in case of a personal injury accident during a delivery. Did you suffer an incident while picking up or dropping off a Grubhub order? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim against the property owner that contributed to the harm that you suffered. If you are interested in exploring your legal options, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our experienced lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to file your claim and reach a successful claim outcome. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our experts, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.
At our firm, we are ready to provide you with the representation that you need to pursue a claim against the party or entity liable for the harm that you suffered. When you contact Downtown L.A. Law Group, you will find that you could benefit from out free legal services. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our experienced personal injury lawyers will be available to provide you with all the information that you might need to either start or continue your claim; our lawyers will answer all your questions as well as address all your concerns relating to your claim. If you are ready to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm.
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Are you ready to discuss your claim with the personal injury experts at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the legal guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome.